Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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  Sighting 1264147

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Observation date: June 07, 2020
Submitted by: TeamZ
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Adult moth observed on porch a week or two prior. Left behind eggs in a cardboard box. Once we noticed caterpillars emerging we moved box from porch to nearby hardwood forest to allow caterpillars to grow.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 28, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.